Honda to halve India production after tsunami

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Honda’s India unit is halving auto production because of a shortage of components following the March tsunami in Japan.

Honda’s plant outside the capital New Delhi will run on single shifts starting in May. The company hopes to resume full production after July. The plant can turn out 100,000 vehicles a year, including the popular Honda City sedan.

Spokesman Jnaneswar Sen says the supply of parts from Japan remains “fluid” and the company plans “to get back to normal production as soon as supplies normalize.”

Honda has also had to cut production at its U.S. and Canadian factories.

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